Pete Maravich: Fiction or Just Good Pete (the Pi$tol), is the $hooter that everyone wants to be! He will “break your ankles”, and then shoot the ball “in your eye.” If I were you, don’t get him mad or he’ll go off all day on you. Make sure you wear protective gear in his presence; you should treat people with respect. This is only one side of the story; every book has more than one page. Here are the other chapters, you can get the full scoop “the Pi$tol.”
Pete was born on June 22, 1947 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Pete went to Louisiana State University and played basketball. He’s known for his magic ball-handling skills. He also was a tremendous shooter in which nobody cared about. They only paid attention in how Pete played which is really ridiculous according to them. Pete has many ways to play and in my opinion, that’s what makes him special.
With Pete’s playground moves, circus shots, hotdog passes, behind-the-back/between-the-legs passes he was the complete trickster. People said that Pete was “more stylish than substance” so must have fooled people big time. Critics shook their heads when they saw him play because they didn’t like his style. I think they’re just jealous of him because he had “mad skittles”.
Pete was the son of Press Maravich. He was the guard with the Youngstown Bears of the NBL in 1945-46 and with the Pittsburgh Ironmen.
Pete played for the Atlanta Hawks, Utah Jazz, New Orleans, Boston, and Louisiana State. He was elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. Pete made the All-NBA First Team in 1976`77. He made the All-NBA Second Team in 1973`78. Pistol made the All-Rookie Team in 1971 and was a five-time NBA All-Star.
There is a book about Pete called “Pistol Pete Heir to a Dream.” This book is divided into six books. Book one is “The Dream”; book two: “The Heir Apparent”; book three: “The Heir of Approval”; book four: “Two Down One to Go”; book five; “Shattered Dreams”; book six: “Heir of Salvation.”
The “flamboyant” Maravich was one of the greatest ball handling magicians ever to put on a uniform. Pete was called “a collegiate scoring machine.” He wasn’t cheap; he was traded for two first round picks and two second round picks. Pete is known “one of the greatest scorers in basketball history.”
Pistol Pete will be remembered as the most prolific offensive force in college basketball history and a creative, primetime performer for ten pro seasons. It wasn’t so much that Maravich scored points in bunches; it was how he did it-with the most dazzling repertoire of offensive moves ever assembled.